Winter is the time to cosy up inside and get lost in a new series, film, or book. Here are our best picks of new releases.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget | Film | Netflix | 15th December
New from the multi-Academy and BAFTA award-winning, Aardman comes the long-awaited sequel to Chicken Run. Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream — a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk — this time, they’re breaking in!
Little Things: A positive toolkit for when life feels stressful | Book Vermilion | 4th January
A great book for a fresh New Year’s start, presenter, and host of the Happy Place podcast, Fearne Cotton has collated all the little habits, tools, and advice to pause and take control of our lives. This book focuses on the little steps to build your self-awareness, getting creative with daily practices we can use to counterbalance the hectic world and unlock daily happiness.
Maestro | Film | Netflix | 20th December
Starring Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan, Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Legendary Jewish composer, Leonard Bernstein, and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
Ferrari | Film | Sky Cinema | In cinemas 26th December, on Sky Cinema 2024
Percy Jackson and the Olympians | TV | Disney+ | 20th December
Based on the best-selling book series by award- winning author Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.